Before Pete Tong dropped Axwell’s anticipated new premiere and Daft Punk’s long awaited interview on BBC Radio 1′s dance music marathon last night, Annie Mac shared the new dub mix collaboration between talented Brits Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont “Safe With You.” Featuring the vocals of Malin from Niki & The Dove, the track boasts pure energy with a big room flare in a perfectly mastered 80s dance feel. Jacques Lu Cont spoke of the inspiration of the release with Annie:
“What I really love is working on music where the objective isn’t about how commercially successful it has to be. Within dance music it’s totally liberating and you do what makes you feel good. The other thing that’s good with DJing is no matter what you’ve made, you know within five seconds of putting that record on in the club whether it’s any good or not, and you don’t get that anywhere else. It’s so immediate and magical like that. I’m enjoying every second of it.”
Release date on Ministry of Sound is still to be determined.
Get ready for some old school nostalgia. Alex Metric and Mark Yardley’s latest video for “Ilium” puts a modern spin on a vintage Atari feel. The video falls right in line with Metric’s latest single off the Ammunition Pt. 3 EP delivering a frantic montage of a digital space odyssey. Always a sucker for anything involving astronauts we couldn’t dare pass up sharing this one.
Alex Metric returns to the release circuit with the latest iteration of his Ammunition EP series. Unlike Part 2, which was evenly split between original productions and remixes, Part 3 is 100% Metric. Our praise for Alex Metric‘s presence in the studio is well-deserved – with every new release his sound continues to develop while still maintaining an easily identifiable style, one that challenges the traditional confines of genres. Dabbling in electro and techno with disco flairs and dub-fueled breaks, Alex has once again delivered an undefinable 4-track offering driven by electro quirks and sonic wanderlust.
The indomitable Alex Metric will be spinning live tonight from HeavyRocTV’s studios in NYC. After the impressive release of his Ammunition Pt II EP, Alex has gone on a tear of live performances, including opening for Zedd at Webster Hall this month and numerous shows during Miami Music Week. One of the most talented producer’s in the game today, tonight’s live performance is a must watch for anyone addicted to blistering electro.
Catch Alex Metric and chat with us live at 8pm EST via the Livestream after the break. (more…)
One of our favorite rising producers, Amtrac, is back with another solid remix for his fans. This time, the Kentucky born artist takes on Alec Metric’s “Rave Weapon,” and if the result were an inanimate object it would be a sparkling disco ball. His remix is funky and comparatively mellow when juxtaposed by Metric’s wonky original but Amtrac does well to keep the groove as righteous as ever. Amtrac’s versatility as a producer continues to impress us and we’re excited to see what he comes up with next.
We’ve gone over the biggest artists, albums, and tracks of 2012, but our end of the year roundup really wouldn’t be complete unless we talked about our own favorites from this year. These are the songs that made us feel, gave us chills, made us party, and made us cry. You’d probably find these tracks with high play counts in our music libraries and dripping with nostalgia if you make us talk about them further.
With the release of his Ammunition Pt. 2 EP on Skrillex‘s OWSLA records, Alex Metric has positioned himself at the head of the pack of the UK new wave. Not yet a household name in the states (although he should be after his remix of the Beastie Boy’s “Sabotage”), Alex continues to impress us with an unbelievable creativity. He effortlessly creates intricate electro prog landscapes out of robotic clicks, pops and pings, developing some of the most interesting productions in dance music today. Like some sonic Doctor Frankenstein, Mr. Metric melds the sounds and styles of countless genres into a sound all his own, stapling and sewing them together into a precise and purposeful groove-driven monster. Ammunition Pt. 2 is a showcase of Alex’s finesse in the studio, a neat package of 3 funk-fueled originals as well as remixes from Aeroplane, Mark Starr and UZ.
On part 1 of Alex Metric’s Ammunition EP, he debuted heavily supported tracks like “Rave Weapon” and the underrated disco jam “Anybody Else.” Ahead of part 2, Metric has compiled a hour long mix comprised of everything from electro, disco, and progressive house. Perhaps one of the producer/DJ tandems that flies under the radar far to often, mixes like these demonstrate why Alex’s eclectic track selection and flawless mixing skills make him one of the premier acts to follow. As you get ready for the weekend, kick things off with this disco-fied selection of groovy cuts.
After a year of building a team, the OWSLA crew is ready to hit North America with their first proper label tour. Starting in Nashville October 26th, the group will make their way to the West Coast, Canada, and the East Coast, before ending in Philadelphia November 18th. The lineup will vary by date, but unfortunately, head honcho Skrillex will only be making an appearance in New Orleans with Zedd. The rest of the dates will feature Kill the Noise, Jack Beats, The M Machine, Alvin Risk, Birdy Nam Nam, Alex Metric, Kill Paris, MONSTA, and Seven Lions. Tickets will be on sale soon so make sure to checkout the linuep and dates for each location past the break. (more…)
Alex Metric is one of the most underrated producers in the game with consistently quality productions — think, “Devil’s Work” and “Rave Weapon.” Far too often artists pile up releases that employ the same formula — but Metric maintains a quality of uniqueness with each and every release. His latest take on St. Lucia’s “September,” is a progressive house rework with stabs of electro synths and retro-esque chord patterns. If you’re not an Alex Metric fan yet, visit his SoundCloud page and check out his past works — he’s a force to be reckoned with.